Everything you need to know about dog parks
A fashion that has been imposed in every city worth its salt is that of dog parks. But while these spaces may seem like the perfect solution for your dog to run and play freely, there are certain issues that you must take into account so that what seems ideal does not turn into an odyssey.
Details to consider before taking your pet to a dog park
The first thing to keep in mind is that dogs are pack animals and therefore function within a hierarchical structure.
Remember this question every time you go with your pet to these parks populated with dogs that, when they get together, will seek to establish, in one way or another, these hierarchies .
Therefore, the park is a place for you to be very aware of the behavior of your dog and that of those around him, not a place to relax.
Also, not all dogs are suitable to take to these places. For example:
- Puppies less than 3 months old, as they could be infected with numerous diseases when they are in their vaccination period .
- The adult specimens that do not have their vaccination schedule up to date , since they could also get sick.
- The dogs that are not wormed to prevent transmit parasites to other visitors.
- Animals that show symptoms of not being well. In this case, the visit that is required is to the vet. There will be time for parks.
- Dogs that failed to socialize and those that are aggressive. They can spoil the fun by biting one of their peers .
- The dogs that are on your period zeal . You can get into a big fight of males and, above all, the female, in addition to having a bad time, may be pregnant.
- Keep in mind that these parks are not conducive to children. Many adults seem to want to kill two birds with one stone and take their children to play in the Dog Park Denmark, without taking into account that the hygienic-sanitary conditions of these places make the creatures candidates to be infected with a parasite.
Tips to keep in mind when visiting dog parks
https://www.hundeskove.dk/ provides some details to consider so that the visit to the dog park is a good experience for both you and your pet.
- Before going to the park, exercise or walk your dog for about 15 minutes . If the animal arrives very anxious or with too much energy, fights with its peers can break out.
- Don't take their toys . Dogs tend to be very possessive of their things and may not be entirely happy with other dogs wanting to play with one of their favorite objects as well.
- Never carry food . Neither for you nor for your pet. It can make a huge mess around you. If you want to reward your dog for any reason, better use praise and caresses.
- Collect the stools that your dog makes during his stay in the park. It is essential that the place is kept clean and sources of infection are avoided.
- Always have the strap at hand and, in any conflict situation, intervene. If the problem is not solved quickly, take your dog out of the park. Better to come back another day, when things have calmed down, or find another park.
- Give up confronting other pet owners . Coexistence must always prevail.
In short, if your dog was socialized correctly, responds well to contact with other animals of its species and, moreover, responds adequately to basic obedience commands, it should have no problems in parks.
But remember that just because your pet is an example of good behavior, it does not mean that the other dogs are. So never lose sight of it while playing and having fun .
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